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'Star-dust and Dinosaurs'.

03 Feb 2009

Special lecture for alumni and staff on Thursday 12 February.

There will be a special lecture for alumni and staff, organised by the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, on Thursday 12 February entitled 'Star-dust and Dinosaurs'. The lecture will be given by Dr Phil Manning, Research Fellow at the Manchester Museum and Head of the Palaeontology Research Group in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences.

In his lecture, Dr Manning will ask the question 'what do relativistic speed particles, linear accelerators, lasers and dinosaurs all have in common?' Dr Manning's lecture will take a 21st century journey exploring experiments that have helped diagnose the composition of the early universe, reveal the innermost thoughts of the great mathematician Archimedes and not least determine the elemental composition of dinosaur soft-tissue structures. In the year that sees the 150th anniversary of Darwin's Origin of the Species, Dr Manning will take a very close look at a key fossil that helped him change the course of science in the 19th century.

The lecture will be held in Samuel Alexander Building at 6.15pm, with refreshments available from 5.30pm. The lecture is free to attend but you will require a ticket. Please note that places are very limited and will be allocated on a 'first come first served' basis.

For more information or to request a ticket, please contact: